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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Desoto Beach Hotel

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Desoto Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Tybee Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 days in the 3 room suite. The room was clean. The breakfast was cereal and muffins. The view and walk to the beach is nice. With a room capacity of 8 and we had 5 you think they would provide two parking spots. Nope we had to pay 45 bucks to keep the other car on a meter out front. Which is cool but they should of let us know before hand. The front desk isn't very friendly. The night shift lady was she should be on days. The maids were

  • Stayed July 2013
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DeSotoBeachManager, Manager at Desoto Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
I deeply regret your dissatisfaction with your stay at our hotel. We strive to provide award winning service and it is apparent that we did not provide that to you. The feedback that you provided is appreciated because we know it will only make us better. We have just recently gone through a management change, and we hope you stay with us upon returning to Tybee Island.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for the week of July 4th. When we arrived all was fine, the room was basic but very clean. Great view, great beach, nice balcony etc. during our 6 day stay our room was only fully cleaned 3 times. We were out the the room by 9am everyday and didn't return until after 4pm. Most days the housekeeper would just straighten up the beds and maybe leave new towels. One day she never came at all. Our carpet (at a beach hotel) was never swept/vacuumed! If we wanted coffee for the coffee pot we had to go to the office and ask for it.
All together it was a nice place worth the price we paid but we'll look for a rental house next time.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Newberry, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

What a great place! Rooms are clean....staff is very friendly and helpful with lots of great reccomendations for things to do and places to eat. Loved the Crab Shack!
The kids loved the pool and gameroom.
We stayed in the terraces, 3rd floor, very private with a great view.

Will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We were first time guests at the Desoto and have to say the hotel was very clean and well decorated. The bed was the most comfortable we have shared in any hotel anywhere! The shower was spacious, the amenities in the room worked well and the room was well cooled when we checked in. The balcony did indeed face the ocean although we did have to look out over the parking lot to see it . It was just as they told us on the phone when I booked it. The staff were courteous and efficient and the continental breakfast was the usual run of the mill. The proximity to the beach was great especially as we hit a rainy weekend and had to keep running in and out. Overall it was a great break away for the 2 of us and we would definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Room small but clean for a old hotel. Price was very reasonable, but a shared balcony and overlooking the parking lot not the best for a relaxing stay. Quick access to the beach and several restaurants within 30 min walking or 5 min of riding in a car. Very quiet beach town with a nice pier and local shops.
Overall our visit was mostly pleasant except for a run in with the head of maintenance. The last night of our stay the lock malfunctioned. A staff member was very helpful and even stayed over his shift to try to help up. When he couldn't help us he called the head of maint. Oh boy, then it was on. He was very annoyed to be called and argued with my husband. The lock tearing up wasn't such a big deal, things happen but arguing with a guest is a no-no and made our stay very lack luster. Next time I will skip DeSoto Hotel and find some other place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Wrens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We live in GA. and to have such a nice, quiet and peaceful place to vacation was such a joy!!! The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff were all very nice and accommodating. Thanks to Ryan, John and Jamal for being so laid-back, y'all really helped make it a "no worries" stay. We love that you're right on the beach and away from all the hustle and buzzle of the Pier. My husband has a health condition so it was especially nice that we could see our children on the beach from inside our room. We didn't even have an oceanfront room!! I'm tellin' ya, for the money, who needs Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. Truly a "toes in the water" experience!!!! We all loved it!! Can't wait to go back!! The Harris Family

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this place. Rooms are small but clean. Pool clean and bright . Several good restaurants closeby for dinner. Closest walmart 15 min away but one local grocery store. We had several storms while there but it was nice to be at beach anyway,

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Desoto Beach Hotel
Address: 212 Butler Ave., PO Box 1398, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9794
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Tybee Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Tybee Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desoto Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only oceanfront hotel on Tybee Island. Direct beach access with oceanfront pool sundeck and game room. Free continental breakfast and WIFI. Voted best place to stay 7 years in a row. Beautifully re-modeled rooms and a heated and cooled pool depending on the weather. ... more   less 
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